Masks for Falmouth volunteers create and distribute pleated masks, with elastic ear loops or ties.
To make the Adult size, cut two different pieces of fabric 10 inches wide and 7.5 inches high. The version with elastic requires two pieces of elastic, each 7 inches long. The version with ties requires four ties 18 inches long each.
To make a mask for Older Children, cut two different pieces of fabric 8 inches wide by 6 inches high and two pieces of elastic, each 5 inches long.
To make a mask for Younger Children, cut two different pieces of fabric 7 inches wide by 5 inches high and two pieces of elastic, each 5 inches long.
Masks for Falmouth also makes masks for people with hearing aids. These masks are made from two pieces of fabric each 10 inches wide and 7.5 inches high. Two pieces of elastic are used, holding the mask in place around the head. The longer one that goes around the top of the head is 11.5 inches long. The shorter one, that goes around the neck, is 7.5 inches long. This elastic can be 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide.
To make a mask for people with Beards, cut two different pieces of fabric 11.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high and two pieces of elastic 6 inches long each. If making a beard mask for someone with a hearing aid, use the elastic measurements for masks with hearing aids.
Sew all seams 1/4 inch.
Marie Keras made two videos to explain how to make these masks:
Adult Masks with Ties:
Older Child/Teen Masks with Elastic Ear Loops:
Ilene Karnow makes fitted face masks and has recommended this video tutorial on fitted face masks in different sizes and tips for mass producing face masks: